World from Berlin: NSU Crime Spree Report Finds 'Devastating' Errors

World from Berlin: NSU Crime Spree Report Finds 'Devastating' Errors

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 23, 2013

Nineteen months in the making, a panel of German parliamentarians across the political spectrum have released their report on a series of right-wing murders that authorities failed to detect for years. German media say the findings show surprising unanimity, but lack the legislative power to effect real change. more... Video ]

World from Berlin: Manning Sentence a 'Draconian Penalty'

World from Berlin: Manning Sentence a 'Draconian Penalty'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

Bradley Manning has been given 35 years for providing over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks and exposing confidential US information. German editorialists are divided about the legacy of the trial -- and what it means for America. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: Old Egypt Makes a Comeback

World from Berlin: Old Egypt Makes a Comeback

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 15, 2013

With violence escalating in Egypt, top Western diplomats are calling for calm and for national unity talks in the deeply divided country. Editorialists at leading German papers fear a vicious cycle of violence is returning to one of the Middle East's most important countries. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: 'Snowden Had No Other Choice'

World from Berlin: 'Snowden Had No Other Choice'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 02, 2013

Edward Snowden has been granted asylum for one year in Russia in a move that threatens to further strain Russian-American relations. German editorialists warn that cooperation between the countries is essential for solving international crises. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: 'An Icon of German Industry Is Wobbling'

World from Berlin: 'An Icon of German Industry Is Wobbling'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 29, 2013

Siemens, a pillar of Germany's proud industrial reputation, has fired its CEO Peter Löscher for presiding over a series of mishaps and failing to meet earnings goals. German commentators welcome his departure and say chief supervisor Gerhard Cromme should go too. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: Navalny Verdict an 'Alarming Sign of Insecurity'

World from Berlin: Navalny Verdict an 'Alarming Sign of Insecurity'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 19, 2013

He may have been released for now, but anti-Putin blogger Alexei Navalny's conviction is a sign of further deterioration in the Russian political system, German editorialists argue on Friday. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: 'Trayvon Martin Will Happen Again and Again'

World from Berlin: 'Trayvon Martin Will Happen Again and Again'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 15, 2013

The acquittal in Florida's Trayvon Martin murder trial has drawn criticism around the world. In the German media, the focus is as much on misguided vigilante justice laws as it is on race. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: 'The Army Had No Choice' in Egypt

World from Berlin: 'The Army Had No Choice' in Egypt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 05, 2013

What comes next in Egypt? With large Muslim Brotherhood protests expected for Friday, continued violence is certainly one possibility. Still, German commentators largely agree that the military coup was not to be avoided. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: Morsi Reminiscent of Mubarak in Egypt

World from Berlin: Morsi Reminiscent of Mubarak in Egypt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2013

Even in the face of nationwide protests and an ultimatum from the military, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has refused to step down. But anger with his government is not likely to subside. German commentators worry that violence will only increase. more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: 'Obama Owes His Allies an Explanation'

World from Berlin: 'Obama Owes His Allies an Explanation'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2013

The fallout has been immense over revelations that US intelligence agencies systematically spied on EU officials as part of their far-reaching surveillance programs. German commentators on Monday say that Washington must explain itself. more... Comment ]